Sunday, April 23, 2006

Memorial service info for my dad...

Sorry for the delay in posting. My dad's hospitalization, death, and related "business" has kept everyone busy. A few weeks ago my parents started the process of getting into a retirement facility. So my mom, in addition to losing her husband of 36 years and having to plan a memorial, is also having to downsize immediately in prep for putting their house of 35 years (there was enough stuff in the garage to prove it) on the market and tie up loose ends in order to move into the retirement facility. My mom says she couldn't have accomplished anything without help from us, my brother's family that drove down from Oregon, Denise's caregiver, my dad's long-time buddy that drove down from Mt. Shasta, my nurse aunt's family, and some great neighbors with pickup trucks that were able to haul stuff off.
I had the week off from work for Easter vacation, and had scheduled lots of appointments for Denise. Those were loaded with encouraging news, and I'll relate the specifics in another post. We postponed Jacob's birthday party. Even though my dad wanted Denise & I to go ahead with it and carry on "business as usual," we didn't have the time or emotional fortitude to throw a party yesterday.

Memorial service for Dick Williams
Saturday May 13, 2006
10:00 AM
Ontario Church of the Nazarene
1311 West 5th St.
Ontario CA 91762

Quite a few people have asked for my mom's address, so here it is.
Pat Williams
5332 El Monte Ave.
Temple City CA 91780

Those of you that knew my dad well will not be surprised by him not wanting anyone to "waste" money on flowers, preferring that you contribute the money to one of his favorite organizations to make a lasting impact instead...

Camp Eagle Rock/Inner City Ministries
3960 Prospect Ave. K
Yorba Linda CA 92886
(714) 854-9300

Salvation Army
615 Slaters Lane
P.O. Box 269
Alexandria, VA 22313

National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

U.S.S. Hornet Museum
P.O. Box 460
Pier 3, Alameda Point
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 521-8448


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all are in my prayers and while I know those are worthy organizations (and my own father benefited from the Salvation Army ministry as a poor child growing up in Pasadena), how would one go about donating to another of your father's favorite causes, namely The Phil Williams Family Fund?
Please post the info again. Thank you. A sister in Christ.

April 23, 2006 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can donate to their fund through the website - it's a link at the top.

April 24, 2006 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know from personal experience what you are going through. I come from a long line of Navy family. I was a carrier man my self, USS Yorktown CVS-10, My father was a Navy Chief Aviation Mach Mate, and served on several carriers. His favorite was the USS Boxer. My granddad was a 60 year man, rising from seaman to Lt.jg. Bosuns Mate. A mustang.
Dad passed away in '78 and grand dad some time before that. So you see I've been where you are now. Believe me when I say it gets better with time. The good memories and the Lord will heal thos feelings of loss and the memories will remain.

A Sailor's prayer for you, "May Fair Winds and Following Seas Be At Your Stern Always"

Ex USS Yorktown CVS-10 V-4 Div.
Life Member- USS Yortown Assoc.

ps. If you get the chance visit the Hornet in Alameda, at the old NAS Alameda, it's worth the trip.

May 11, 2006 12:56 PM  
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